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What Is The Difference Between Sprue And Celiac Disease
The same thing: Both terms mean the same thing.Get a more detailed answer ›
In Celiac disease the body reacts to gluten (in wheat and gluten like proteins in rye and barley) in the small intestine causing damage. This limits the intestine's ability to absorb some nutrients. Classically people have loose stool, bloating, and abdominal discomfort but more often are just found when screened for other reasons (like symptoms of a nutritional deficiency like ...Read more
Celiac vs IBS: Celiac is an autoimmune disease (not a food allergy) where the IgA antibody is directed against the cells that break down gluten...So u become intolerant. Ibs is a wastebasket term when there are GI related issues (diarrhea, bloating, etc.) that does not have a true clinical diagnosis based on looking for other GI diseases. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Same: The two are the same for all practical purposes. ...Read more
Flea bites vs rash: Fleas only jump about knee high so the bites are usually below the knee and look like insect bites, firm red itchy-painful nodules, some may have pustules. Rash due to celiac disease is dermatitis herpetiformis, grouped crusted red bumps, urticarial papules or vesicles on extensor surfaces, such as elbows, knees, buttocks, back. Because rash is very itchy, usually we see mostly scratches on exam. ...Read more
Allergic & toxic: Wheat allergy is mediated by ige and you may have skin rash, hives, gastrointestinal upset, and/or respiratory symptoms from eating wheat but not other grains. Gluten sensitivity is genetically determined and symptoms can be induced by an product containing gluten aside from wheat. ...Read more
What is the difference between a gluten allergy/sensitivity and celiac disease? Are both hereditary?
Genetic component: Gluten sesitiviy and celiac disease are the same for all practical purposes. There is a hereditary component to the disease in that it requires the presence of hla dq 2 or 8 marker and these markers are inherited. Early exposure to gluten in infancy increases the risk of developing gluten sensitivity, so there is an enviornmenatal factor also in addition to genetic one. ...Read more
Sxs/mechanism: A true food allergy goes through the immune system and causes a sudden, potentially life threatening reaction (anaphylaxis) which includes hives, swelling, breathing sxs, GI sxs, heart sxs, nasal/eye sxs. This can be diagnosed by an allergist. Celiac is a different immune response to gluten in the gut. Symptoms can be more subtle (stomach sxs and others) and initial eval involves a blood test. ...Read more
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